they were instructed to stay perfectly still. they started to end the photographer assured them, almost done. one, two, three. now were done. contemporary cameras can take a snapshot in 1,000 of the second. the still photographer says one, two, three. because photographers have always said one, two, three. now the phrase is other before the shot. asked why, they might say, to allow the subject to compose himself. this makes every and it -- amateur portrait the lifeless same. the subject's face having adopted that, i'm having my picture taken. in the original photos, original photos, they looked still and have to hold. the contemporary shots, it looks like a fool.